Share and Inspire Session: Examining the Role of Personal Academic Tutoring Through the Lens of Transactional Analysis
Joanne Augustus and Dawn Goodall
11th December 2019 – 13:30 – 15:30
This experiential workshop is designed to support PATs to support their tutees through an awareness of unconscious interactions that can occur. You will be guided through different examples to support a move away from the unconscious cycling of the drama triangle, towards a creative Winner.
Through conducting 26 semi-structure interviews with Personal Academic Tutors who have at least one years’ experience, 3 themes were identified; Self; Others/ Systems; Resilience. In asking where next e.g. the provision of information or training, the researchers then re-examined the themes through the lens of Transactional Analysis (Stuart and Joines 1987).
The session will involve:
- Explore Karpman’s concept of a drama triangle in the context of how individuals move between the roles of Victim, Rescuer and Persecutor in their role as a PAT (1968).
- Consider ways to support PATs to move from Drama Triangle to the Winners Triangle.
- Evaluate the transferability of this workshop to PATs across the University.
You can sign up for this session on the staff development page. Lunch will be provided on the day.